About

I’ve always been a writer.

When I was young, I wrote (and drew) my own fan fiction before I even knew what fan fiction was. Most of this involved crossovers between my favorite franchises, because mashing up Robotech with Space Quest made total sense in my brain.

I knew I’d hit on something when I wrote a parody of The Grapes of Wrath in my high school English class. Entitled The Oranges of Evil, it featured many moments of “skitters” and a twist ending that turned the Dust Bowl into a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles origin story. I had one classmate laughing so hard, she couldn’t talk for several minutes.

In college, I took creative writing alongside my “practical” engineering degree, and I also began freelancing about the NHL for various sites. This led to a long career of writing technical/marketing copy and developing WordPress websites while covering NHL and international hockey for some of the biggest names in sports: Fox Sports, SB Nation, and Versus (now NBC Sports Network).

But I’d always been a storyteller at heart, and although I loved writing about my favorite sport while earning a living from tech writing, my head was constantly filled with stories. Today, I’ve found my niche, blending science fiction elements and themes with a more grounded and intimate story.

In my stories, there are no epic wars or fate-of-the-universe events; instead, they’re tales of family and friendship and humor that just happen to have some time travel or an apocalypse.

Represented by Eric Smith of PS Literary.

5 Random Facts About Me
1) My dream growing up was to either pilot an X-Wing fighter (Star Wars) or a veritech fighter (Robotech). Hence, Lucasarts' X-Wing is one of my favorite games of all time.

2) My career highlights as a sports journalist include interviewing Wayne Gretzky and discussing guitars/guitarists with Sean Burke.

3) Other career deviations include time as a DJ, singer/guitarist/bassist for various indie rock bands, and a bartender at a London gay club.

4) When my daughter was newborn, I handled middle-of-the-night feedings by catching up on classic Doctor Who episodes. Why they don't have more 3 and 7 on Netflix, Amazon, I don't know.

5) My father is a Star Trek TOS fan but for me, Jean-Luc Picard is the greatest human in real or fictional history. Sir Patrick Stewart isn't that far behind.

Select Published Credits

Storyteller, volume 3 (2017)
Thirsty? SF (2012)
Maple Street Press – Pittsburgh Penguins Annual (2011)
Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Annual (2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011)
Deep Tapioca Magazine (2001)

Select Online Credits

SB Nation
Fox Sports
Versus (now NBC Sports)
Sonic Slang
RotoRob / RotoRob Video Games
Contributions to Yahoo Sports, NHL.com, NYTimes.com